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The Science of Movies

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  • Posted on: 12 June 2020
  • By: MattiasWieland
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This Level 5 Science class will contain three separate parts:

1. Whole class working on the same topic. We will be doing this for one session each week by exploring one particular question. In Term 3.1, the questions will all have something to do with a particular movie, that we will analyse for their scientific credibility. They may be documentaries or popular movies. Students are welcome to suggest movies that would be suitable.

2. Learning about the Nature of Science. We will be doing this as brief sessions of 10-30min to explore how Science works. In term 3.1 we will be focussing on famous scientists. We will also potentially discuss any new developments in Science that are in the news.

3. Carrying out your own scientific research. We will be doing this for the majority of one session each week. You will come up with your own question that relates to something you are interested in and/or curious about. You will then individually or in a small group work on answering that question through finding out what is already known and coming up with experiments/surveys to test existing and find new knowledge. You will be supported by your Learning Advisor in this task and the process will be role-modelled to you in the other classes. You will keep a log of your progress each week and share your learning at the end of the journey in a form that you are comfortable with. The focus in 3.1 will be on gathering data.